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Old 12-05-2017, 12:25 PM
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Window and lock parts and wiring.

My 87 GW had its front doors completely gutted by a previous owner. I always assumed the wires had just been cut off after the connectors under the dash(he did this to some other wiring). Recently while installing a new steering column I noticed a group of wires under the dash that looked as though they were the ones that would connect to the drivers side door. I was just wondering if anyone had some insight as to whether it might be worth it or even remotely plausible to rebuild the internals of the front doors, or if spending the money on a decent complete used pair of doors would be a better option? Thanks
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:29 PM
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Well depends on how gutted they were. If all that's missing is the switches and the wiring you can get switches from a zj or xj and make them work. Wouldn't be super easy but doable
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:09 PM
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They're pretty well empty, there is a lock that works (barely) from the lock cylinder, door latch and glass, that's pretty much it. I did forget to mention I did forget to mention I picked up a set of switches a while back. I wasn't planning on taking on the project at the time, since there was a few bigger issues, but it was a really good deal so I grabbed them.
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Honestly the oem stuff is kinda lame...
If starting from scratch consider some aftermarket kits.
No harder really, and probably work better anyway.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:14 PM
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Honestly the oem stuff is kinda lame...
If starting from scratch consider some aftermarket kits.
No harder really, and probably work better anyway.
Oh that's a good idea, in the very least it would be easier and than tracking down some of the parts, and I'm sure less expensive in the long run
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:44 PM
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I went with a relay system, converted the old switches to work with the new set up and it was done. I vote rebuild and make them better.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:58 AM
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I'd look for a parts Jeep.

Then you can reference how it all goes together and steal all kinds of other parts you need for the doors and any other thing that may go wrong in the future as well
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